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Searching in the Darkness for Your True Identity | #1001

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Advent 1 — We searched for an hour to find a dead deer in the dark woods. Eventually the blood trail led us to the deer. Not only do we live in God’s creation, but we are God’s creation! Follow the Blood of Jesus to find your true identity.

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Forgiveness Is A Light In The Darkness | #904

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Advent 3 – Hearing Confessions makes me feel like John the Baptist: I’m not the Christ, but I work for Him. I too must forgive and be forgiven. Let Jesus be the Lord of your failures. He will bring light and life into the darkness of your heart.

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Saying Yes to God Brings Joy to the World (#805, Advent 4)

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Christmas is the birthday of the King of Kings. He leads us, serves us, loves us, and dies for us. His coming depended on just one Yes. Will you follow him, serve him, love him, welcome him? The whole world is waiting for your answer. [AUDIO]

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God’s Plans Are Worth Waiting For (#802, Immaculate Conception)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Before you were conceived in your mother’s womb, God had a concept of you with him in Heaven for all eternity. Mary teaches us two things: 1) God’s plans are worth waiting for 2) All we have to do is say “Yes” to God and God will do the rest. [AUDIO]

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A Prayerful Heart is a Watchful Heart (#801, Advent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

What are we watching for? Christians should be ready for the coming of Christ, not only at the end of the world but every day of our daily. Making time to pray every day will help you be more watchful. This Advent pray for a watchful heart. [AUDIO]

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Eat, Drink, and be Mary (#604, Advent 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Mary was humble enough to receive Jesus, obedient, and generous. When you go to a party, do you welcome guests like Elizabeth does? Do you bring Jesus along with you like Mary does? It’s time for Christmas parties: Eat, Drink, and be Mary. [AUDIO]

Jesus Is Closer Than Ever, Which is Good Because I Really Need a Savior (#603, Advent 3)

Fr. Joel Homilies

If your Advent hasn’t gone well, that’s OK — we aren’t supposed to rejoice in ourselves. Just be generous, be honest, and be humble. That will be enough. God will do the rest. We need a savior, and He’s closer than ever. Rejoice! [AUDIO]